Topcoder helps enterprises do more with their data by providing on-demand access to a global community of algorithmists, engineers, and competitive programmers. From speeding DNA sequencing to predicting transportation risk indicators to optimizing solar energy capture on the International Space Station, Topcoder powers enterprise-grade analytics and data solutions across every vertical.

Advantages of using Topcoder

With Topcoder powering your analytics and data science program, you can quickly build and optimize solutions that drive innovation and insights.  

Proven Data Science Methodology

Thorough testing is used to define a relative baseline and set expectations. Milestone-based incentives drive competition and help uncover innovative new techniques.

See Multiple Solutions in Action

With Topcoder you get to see multiple solutions to your problem in action. Solutions are objectively scored, and you pay only for the winning solution, not hours.

On-Demand Access to Experts

Topcoder is home to nearly 500,000 algorithmists and data scientists. No matter the scope of your problem, Topcoder has the breadth and depth of skills to get it done.

Hands-On Assistance

Topcoder consultants and experienced data scientists from the Topcoder Community guide your project from initial data analysis to performance testing and delivery.

 

How Crowdsourced Data Science and Analytics Works

Experts from the Topcoder Community work with you to analyze your data and business issue, formulate a problem definition and crowdsourcing competition specification, and prepare your data for the competition. Topcoder Community members with the right skills compete to develop and test solutions against example cases, and all solutions are scored by the leaderboard at the conclusion of the competition.

Results

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DNA Sequencing Algorithm

Harvard Medical School wanted to speed an algorithm that calculates the distance between DNA strings.

Topcoder delivered an algorithm that's 976 times faster, increasing the execution speed from 260.4 minutes to just 16 seconds.

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Earthquake Predictive Analytics

NASA and Quakefinder wanted to develop algorithms that identify specific types of electromagnetic signals that precede earthquakes.

Topcoder developed over 100 possible solutions in three weeks, and the top solutions identified up to seven earthquakes.

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Social Predictive Analytics

A non-governmental organization wanted an analytics solution to predict mass atrocities based on newly validated data sets.

In just three weeks, Topcoder created five predictive models that identify community-level risk factors that can lead to violence.